URSS Sprints Invade RPM Speedway Saturday Night
For the first time in history IMCA State and National points will be on the line as the URSS/IMCA Racesaver Sprints hit the track for the first time in 2016. The unique partnership between the URSS and IMCA in 2016 allows drivers from area states to compete for the first time at RPM Speedway with the URSS and earn IMCA points. This will be the first of three appearances by the Rebels in 2016.
Last year Koby Walters scored his first URSS Feature win at the opening race at RPM Speedway in 2015. The young Liberal driver put on a show as he motored his way to the win. As always the United Rebel Sprint Series is full of young guns and experienced veterans that will always put on a show for the fans in the stands. 2016 has already shown the Parity in the series is here to stay as three different drivers have graced Victory Lane in the first three races.
Kansas Regional Champion Zach Blurton picked up his first win of the year at the season opener at Wakeeney Speedway. Zac Taylor picked up his first victory of the year last Saturday at Colorado Motorsports Park in Byers, Colorado. The most recent winner Steven Richardson picked up his first win of the year in Wakeeney this past Sunday night. Richardson has tasted Victory Lane at RPM Speedway last year during the URSS Tenth Anniversary Season.
Look for many of your favorite drivers to be in attendance this coming Saturday night including past winners CJ Johnson, Brian Herbert, Zach Blurton and a host of new talented racers looking to grab that first checkered flag. Joining the URSS Sprint Cars will be the NCRA Late Model Series, IMCA Hobby Stocks, IMCA Sport Compacts, the Kansas Antique Racers, the wild and crazy cruisers and the always entertaining School Bus Races.
Pits open at 4pm. General Admission Grandstand opens at 5pm, Hot Laps at 6pm, Green Flag waves at 7pm.
For more information on the RPM Speedway you can visit their FaceBook page or visit track website at http://www.rpmspeedway.net/
Steven Richardson Scores First URSS Win Of 2016 At WaKeeney Speedway
The URSS/IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Series rolled into Wakeeney Speedway Sunday night for round number two of the 2016 racing season. Fourteen teams made the trek to the 3/8ís mile oval and the fans were not disappointed as the Rebels put on a show with Liberal, Kansas driver Steven Richardson taking the win in a three lap shoot out with Ness City, Kansas driver Luke Cranston.
Nate Berry led the field to the green but the yellow flag flew before a lap could be scored as Craig Jecha spun in turn four to bring out the caution. Berry once again brought the field to the green with Steven Richardson taking the point with Berry, Lance Davis, CJ Johnson and Jeff Radcliffe rounding out the top five after the first circuit. With Richardson out front second running Berry pulled off the backstretch on lap three allowing Davis, Johnson, Radcliffe and Luke Cranston to move up into the top five. Cranston soon was on the nerf bar of Radcliffe taking away the fourth spot on lap five. Lap six saw third place CJ Johnson pull off the track with mechanical issues while back in the pack fourteenth starter Brian Herbert started making his way to the front weaving through traffic making up spots each lap.
Zac Taylor Takes URSS Colorado Motor Sports Park Win
The 2016 URSS/IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Series Colorado Region kicked off at the Colorado Motorsports Park in Byers Colorado with eighteen teams checking in at the pit gate. A strong contingent of Colorado teams as well as some from the Kansas Region made the trek to the 3/8ís mile oval to ear the first IMCA Colorado State points in the Sprint Car division in decades.
Mike Taylor and Zac Taylor led the field to the green flag with Taylor charging into the lead with Mark Walinder, Mike Taylor, Jed Werner and Coby Pierce rounding out the top five at the end of lap one. Adam Trimble and Austin Mclean powered their way past Pierce with Brian Hardman in tow on lap two. Lap five saw the leaders start to catch lap traffic Zac Taylor put the lapped car of Ryan Oerter between himself and second place Walinder. Back in the pack Mclean recaptured the sixth position with Hardman and Zach Blurton on his heels.
Zach Blurton Takes URSS Season Opener at Wakeeney Speedway
The United Rebel Sprint Series kicked off the 2016 racing season with a barn burner as the lightning fast Wakeeney Speedway 3/8ís mile oval provided the drivers multiple grooves to do battle Sunday night. Fifteen entries pulled through the gate and those teams did not disappoint a single fan in attendance. After two thrilling heat races the top eight drivers picked a child from the stands to do a game of musical chairs to see where each would start. When the final chair was up for grabs it was down to Steve Richardson and CJ Johnson picks for the front row. Richardsonís pick took the final round giving the Liberal Driver the pole position for the 25 lap A Feature.
At the drop of the green flag Steven Richardson jumped out to the point with fourth starter Zach Blurton taking to the bottom to grab the second spot from CJ Johnson. At the end of lap one in was Richardson, Blurton, Johnson, Craig Jecha and Cody Lampe rounding out the top five. Richardson and Blurton went into turnís one side by side with Blurton pulling way on the bottom to take the lead down the backstretch. Jake Martens battled Lampe for the fifth spot taking the position on lap two. The yellow flag waved on lap four as Craig Jecha spun exiting turn four and backing his ride into the fence. Jecha was uninjured but finished for the night.
URSS/IMCA RaceSaver 2016 Series Updates For Colorado Region and Race Scoring
The United Rebel Sprint Series along with the IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Series are proud to be bringing the best of 305 Sprint Car racing back to Colorado in 2016. The recent agreement to co-sanction with IMCA has brought the ten year old series back to the State of Colorado. In a partnership with Don Hulse, Owner/Promoter of Colorado Motorsports Park in Byers Colorado the 305 racing series has been given a huge shot in the arm from the URSS/IMCA partnership. Colorado racers will now be able to compete for IMCA Colorado and National Points as well as URSS Regional and National points.
CMSP will host eight URSS/IMCA Colorado Regional dates as well as a National Points race date in 2016.
URSS/IMCA Regional Points races are scheduled for Saturday April 23rd, Saturday May 28th, Saturday June 25th, Saturday August 27th, Saturday September 17th, Saturday September 24th, and Friday October 7th.
CMSP will host the seventh of the twelve URSS/IMCA National Points race dates on Saturday July 30th which will draw racers from several states to compete on the lightning fast 3/8ís mile oval. For more information on the 2016 CMSP Weekly Schedule, Rules and Driver Signups visit the track website at
http://coloradomotorsportsparkllc.com/ for all of your up to date updates.
Also new to the URSS Series in 2016 is the purchase of a new transponder based scoring system. Scoring loops have been purchased for ten URSS/IMCA RaceSaver Series tracks and will be installed prior to the beginning of the season. The new scoring system will bring an added layer of accuracy to the scoring procedure and will enable the series to assure the racers and the fans a new level of consistency at the tracks. Drivers will have three options to rent or purchase the transponders for the upcoming racing season. Drivers can purchase the units outright for $125.00 or can purchase them by making six $25.00 payments or the transponders can be rented for $10.00 per race at the URSS/IMCA RaceSaver Series Trailer each night.
The transponders for the new scoring system are capable of running several years of competition before needing to be recharged unlike some previous systems. The new scoring system is being made possible with the help of Series Sponsor Steve Cranston of S&S Trailer Sales of Ness City who provided the upfront funding for the system. The URSS/IMCA RaceSaver series is grateful that Steve made this loan to the Series to help improve the shows for all of the competitors and race fans alike. This arrangement was specifically made to benefit all of the race teams in the Series for the upcoming 2016 Season and the Series is grateful that this new advancement in scoring technology will help the series grow exponentially this season.